Wednesday 15 February 2023

An Attempt at Rhyme

 I hanker after a Road not Taken

Not Robert Frost's path in undergrowth forsaken

Though not far off and wanting wear

An uphill path, stony and bare: 

According to an Oxford Definition

A person given to living in seclusion

Especially as a religious discipline

Describes the path I could have taken

I like the sound of given to

As in prone,inclined, the habit of few

Though not in my case a discipline-

But the cat is scratching the pane to get in

And the dog is stalking the door to get out

And the arrival of a certain person is about

To be, as Frost says, with famous ambivalence

 The thing that will make all the difference

Copyright 2023 Cathy Leonard Al rights reserved

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